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: all right. everybody thanks for joining us in "the war room." 32 days until the election and we will see you here on monday. >> eliot: good evening, i'm eliot spitzer, and this is "viewpoint." the september jobs report is in. and the numbers are better than expected. way better. the unemployment rate below 8% for the first time since january 2009. it's good news for president obama, after his underwhelming performance in wednesday' debate. and bad news for mitt romney, and his conspiracy-minded supporters on the republican right. more on that in a moment. according to the bureau of labor statistics, unemployment dropped to 7.8% last month down .3 of a percent since august. employers added 114,000 new jobs. including 104 in the private sector and 10,000 in the public sector which had seen months of steady decline. in july's number revised to 181,000 with an additional 40,000 new jobs. president obama shared the news with a cheering crowd at a campaign appearance in fairfax virginia. >> obama: this morning we found out that the unemployment rate had fallen to its lowest level sinc
the election. get out register and vote if you're an early voting state. we'll see you tomorrow night. >> eliot: good evening. i'm eliot spitzer and this is "viewpoint." the first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign is over. president obama could be forgiven if he wanted to press the reset button. the candidates were all smiles as they came out shook hands in denver last night but when the 90-minute debate was over, mitt romney was the only contender with a reason to keep smiling. according to a cnn poll, 67% of adults thought romney won the debate compared to just 25% who picked the president. 46% of undecided voters in a cbs poll gave the win to romney to just 22% for mr. obama. nearly a third of the undecideds were undecided. romney's positive rating rose above 50% for the first time in this campaign in a reuters poll. the president's ratings stayed unchanged at 56%. romney stayed on the attack even though his positions were to be charitable and flatly untrue. here's some of what he said about his tax plan and the ec
iran's policies before the shots are fired. the powerful my steal an election but they cannot steal democracy. >> eliot: doug, you have a lot of titles. that's a mouthful. i want to come back what is, in a way the fulcrum of this debate. even though we all know it is completely out of context and the republican -- the president was claiming government builds things is false the debate about who should be doing what is at the heart of this. has the president articulated with enough force and verve the role that government has to play either in a regulatory capacity which not everybody likes or investing in education highways erie canal the hoover dam, whatever the metaphor may be. >> listening to him last night workman-like job of talking about the role of the of government and why government is something that can do things as they were saying we all can't do for ourselves. he's lacked that vision thing like what is the big hoover dam? they had amazing investment in clean energy. this $90 billion that mitt romney brought
that this was a dry campus. is it? >> but we came any way. >> we came any way. >> anyway, what are we now the election is 31 days? are we that close. >> it will be 37. >> 36 or 37 days. >> we're going underwater for the underwater walrus run. rush limbaugh with--i can't do the voice--conspiring to suppress voters. here is the underwater walrus himself. >> they're designed to do exactly what i have warned you to be vigilant about, and that is to depress you and to suppress your vote. >> the top reasons why mitt romney should appear on the late show. number five, cameras are hit hidden. number three the chance to win back the lazy free loader vote. >> michael was splashed with water by the political candidate who is under investigation by the fbi. >> i'm sorry to bother you. >> the number one reason why mitt romney should appear on the late show,down, john mccain once blew us off. how did that turn out? >> eliot: i love david letterman. they're back and they opened shop again to answer the constitution's (vo) what is said here could decide the election. current tv presents coverage of the presidential
campaigned as governor of massachusetts mitt romney in the general election. he should have -- and he was expected to pivot to that in the general. and the really -- i think profound political question right now is what are the internal dynamics of the republican party because i don't think it is just mitt romney that made a general election candidate with a record like mitt romney's not embrace his own record. i think that's unprecedented in the sense that we expect general election nominees to tack back to the middle. he hasn't and he had a record where he could have. >> eliot: i think he's paying the prying for that. the calculus was this was not a campaign about persuasion. it was about passion and better to dig deeper into the republican party and show the grassroots that they had to get out and vote for the real conservative rather than try to tack to the middle. let's pivot to another issue where mitt romney has been a bit of the etch-a-sketch. immigration. where just today, i think he said he would not go back a
candidate this election cycle. for more, let's go to katrina vanden hovel, thank you for joining us tonight. >> thank you eliot. >> eliot: what is mitt romney? this meese of a fog. he stands for absolutely nothing. >> well, he's reinventing himself as fast as he can. he's fleeing from the man of up for the nomination for tax cuts for the richest and callousness for the47%. the duck and cover the duck and cover that we see is an awareness on the part of the romney-ryan team that their programs are not popular with the american people. they're fudging as fast as they can. >> eliot: let's talk politician. you're right. he began as a moderate governor, who knows what he really thinks in his heart of hearts, none of us can really know. he moves so far right to the primary season then amazed everyone when he chose paul ryan as number two. that was signing an oath of allegiance to the far right. that was not going to work and then he swings back to the middle. why did it take him this long to realize this? >> the republican party has many factions and fractions. they're losing and they're coming b
the president's chances of winning re-election at around 86% compared to 14% for mitt romney. the president got a boost today when a pennsylvania judge delayed implementing the state's voter i.d. law until after the november election. in denver, romney tried to improve his chances with hispanic voters say he would keep in place the president's executive order allowing undocumented immigrants brought to the u.s. as children to get temporary visas. meanwhile, the ad wars continue. karl rove's super pac will reportedly spend $11 million over the next week to broadcast this ad in eight swing >> this is what president obama said the jobless rate would be if we pass the stimulus. 5.6%. but this is what the jobless rate actually is. 8.1%. the difference? about 3.7 million jobs. >> eliot: the obama campaign has a new ad of its own attacking romney's record on outsourcing at bain capital. >> a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led
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